Giangiacomo Olivi > Dentons > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

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Intellectual Property and Technology


Giangiacomo Olivi is a partner in Dentons’ Milan office, Europe Head of the Data Privacy and Cybersecurity group and Europe Co-head of the Media sector group. He is a member of the global Intellectual Property and Technology practice.

He assists clients, such as national and international companies as well as industrial associations, providing strategical and commercial legal advice in relation to media, telecommunications and technology matters, with a specific focus on data management.

He also assists clients with regard to outsourcing and commercial transactions in a wide range of sectors.

Giangiacomo is renowned as one of the best TMT lawyers in Italy.


Before joining Dentons, he has been a partner of DLA Piper for more than ten years. Prior to that, he spent about five years as a partner of Carnelutti.


- Italian
- English
- French


Admitted to the Italian Bar, 1995


University of Modena, 1992, LLM

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Industry focus: TMT

(Hall of Fame)

Giangiacomo OliviDentons

(Leading individuals)

Giangiacomo OliviDentons

Headed by ‘TMT guru’ Giangiacomo Olivi, the ‘very dynamic and motivated’ team at Dentons has been praised for ‘striving for innovation and excellence‘. Olivi’s work includes strategic and commercial advice to high-profile technology and communications companies, dealing with data management, digital transformation, outsourcing and commercial transactions. The team also has experience acting for multinational media companies, including Warner Bros, where it assists with moral rights, rights for theatrical exploitation and contracts for the sale and purchase of copyright. Saverio Cavalcanti has expertise in privacy and data protection and ‘very deep knowledge of media law‘.

Italy > Industry focus: Retail

(Leading individuals)

Giangiacomo OliviDentons

Headed by highly regarded TMT specialist Giangiacomo Olivi, the retail team at Dentons acts for a number of high-profile clients primarily in the fashion sector. The team has recently provided assistance with IP, GDPR implementation, real estate and employment law, as well as contentious and non-contentious matters concerning e-commerce, trade marks and distribution. The team was able to draw on its strength in cross-border work and the firm’s extensive network to assist global luxury eyewear brand Luxottica with e-commerce activities, and to advise Italian kitchen company Gruppo Rino Snaidero on the opening of Snaidero China.

Italy > Data privacy and data protection

Dentons recently hired Giangiacomo Olivi from DLA Piper as Europe co-head of the data privacy and cybersecurity group and Europe co-head of the media sector group. Olivi provides strategical and commercial legal advice on technology, media and communications matters, with a specific focus on data management and digital transformation. The practice has developed expertise in data privacy and data protection, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aspects of international data privacy projects. Senior counsel Saverio Cavalcanti is a privacy and data protection expert.